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  1. By the way if any single mums live in nice council housing wonders why they are unpopular read this about the real world. http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=35424
  2. So you think that single mums deserve to be given better housing than other people their age because their life is harder ? Obviously the government agrees with you. Obviously as a man I can not choose to be a single person but I know which one sounds better - if the choice is between a 4 bed detached house and living in a shared flat with drug addict neighbours. Being a single mum in the UK can't be that tough as we have the most in the EU (I wonder why ??). I agree with you that being a parent is tough but a lot people do it and pay market rent /house price some of whom do it on low wages.
  3. Actually all the information I know is from personal experience not from the Daily Mail. I don't have anything against unemployed single mums I just don't want to pay for them to have better housing than me. If you paid market price for housing you would understand why, but you don't do you ? I personally don't mind them having housing just not luxury accomodation and for me anything that is not multiple occupation is luxury. Personally I can not imagine not having to share a fridge with 3 other people. What is like ? Please don't go on about what life is like on a sink estate - a lot of people who work do that, they just pay 3 times as much for the privilege. That is quite an unusual sample you know. I have only known one single mum who was married or in a stable relationship when she got pregnant. One girl was 16 and she got her own flat at 16 - I have never heard of any normal person who is not a single mum getting their own flat so young. Do you really think that is fair, why can't she live in a hostel ? Like many working people that age do.
  4. A lot of people who work live in ex council houses under poor conditions but paying market rent. Why should we pay more than our neighbours ? If the council lets to you for less than the market rate then it is a subsidy even if they are still making money. How did you get your council house because you were a single mum ? What a brilliant idea, increase the amount of housing working people can have and reduce the taxes they pay at one stroke. I would vote for any party that had that as a policy.
  5. Don't worry in a couple of years they will be able to get housing benefits and that will really help BTL.
  6. Why should you pay less than market rent ? I think it is wrong we have a two tier system council tenants who pay lower rent and private who pay a lot more (and that is ignoring right to buy).
  7. I am a white man so obviously I can not get a council house (joke). However I do know that in some parts of London eg Hackney rents are not high enough to make doing up poor quality houses and renting them out worthwhile. Lambeth it used be £60 pw for a 2 bed flat a few years ago which is not really rent more like a joke. I also know some one who was paying in Islington £300 pcm for a 3 bed flat 2 years ago because she was single - what a joke.
  8. But surely only " investor mentality that thinks house prices only go up" would affect affordability ? Ultra interest rates should have not affect affordibility in theory. Who causes about house price inflation ? What should be important is the ease of buying a property. Affordibility [which is not the same as price] should surely be affected by supply and demand.
  9. If you want to know if prices will or won't crash surely you have to understand why they high are at the moment. I believe it is not just low interest rates and easy credit but also lack of supply and excess demand (some of which is subsidised by the government via housing benefit). Therefore prices can not crash much, what do others think ?
  10. Surely if demand increases (through population increase) greater than supply then the real cost of homes should increase ? Therefore I believe although property may fall it will not return to 2002 affordibility unless we start having large scale emmigration. Don't forget that the Poles living here can not get social housing yet. When they can then BTL's will be able to get the councils to pay them rent.
  11. How do you get from a debate about is it fair that people who have never worked live in what many people who work would regard is luxury accomodation, to the Nazis ? You do know that when people start talking about Hitler it shows how weak their arguments are ?
  12. Really then why does Westminister need to pay people to move ? Why can't they do what BTL landlords do and just say you are moving to another property ?
  13. That is good luck not because Gordon takes money from you and spends it on their rent subsidising their BTL landlord. (Personal experience here). So if the government said to unemployed single teenage mums you can only have council housing in areas where there is enough for essential workers. If there is not enough you - like workers often have to - have to move somewhere else. You would be in favour of that idea ?
  14. Well if you had low paid or even average paid jobs and seen people who have never worked living in housing you can only dream off then your views might be different. BTW what do you mean by poverty no food, no clean water and no roof over your head ? Anyway we are getting off topic. How can you justify a system where by teenage single mums get nicer housing than nurses.
  15. This post to me seems to say how the welfare state is unfair. Of course if you were a girl, you could have got yourself pregnant before coming back to the UK and got a house on your arrival !!
  16. A lot of working people live in multiple occupation ex social housing. So we live in the same sort of housing as single mums the difference being instead of 1 adult and 2 children per flat we have 4 adults and we have to work hard to do it. What about the vast number of people who just have a rented room ? Neither is working with an evil boss, long journey on public transport freezing in the winter boiling in the summer etc.I would swap places with those who have nicer homes than me. (Most of the ones I know at the moment). I knew one single mum who got a nice flat in a nice part of London on a low rent and then rented out a room for £130 pw - good deal.
  17. I agree everyone should be entitled to decent housing and food healthcare whether they work or not. Let all stop working and live off ???? BTW you did avoid my question, try to answer it.
  18. I agree with you. I was hoping that someone would explain why not but I guess not. BTW no politician thinks this is a bad thing, in fact must think that it is not like that - that single mums do not have nicer homes than people who work. Which is true if your job is MP but not for young people.
  19. Good for you. Although the main question why should people who don't work have nicer homes than those who don't ?
  20. Or alternatively the child will be a single mum and we will be working into our seventies to pay for her benefits. Why should the child - if it is a girl - want to work when she sees the benefits of not working ?
  21. A lot of people who work live -at least in London - live in flats in multiple occupation on drug infested sink estates. Also why should -only some I know - single mums get gardens when many people who work don't ?
  22. It may not be her fault but why she should get what many would regard as luxury accomodation ? For many people not living with several others is a luxury.
  23. There is no need to be that extreme there are plenty of empty homes in places where no one wants to live. If council housing in high demand areas was given out on the community's need for you to be there eg people working in local shops etc and everyone else had to move to a low demand area then this problem would be solved. Here is an possible example. There are 2 16 year old girls in Camden one is pregnant and lives in a nice flat the other works at McD's and has to live at home with Mum and Dad - fun-. How is this fair ?
  24. Sorry I should made clear this was a few years ago. I don't think the same would be true about renting - but I think it would be about Abbey.
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